Category UK

UK refugee law needs a new definition of ‘family’ [The New Arab]

Comment piece on up upcoming Refugees Bill and report on the need for new definitions of family to apply to Fammily reunification rules. First published in The New Arab on 1 February 2018: With an extant refugee crisis on the continent, the UK won’t win any awards for its part in taking it on. Already […]

Grenfell Tower: Tragedy grips victims six months on [Al Jazeera]

Report on recovery efforts six month after the Grenfell Tower fire. First published in Al Jazeera Online: At Notting Hill Methodist Church, six months after a deadly fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in West London, a young woman addresses the floor. “I lived on the 23rd floor of Grenfell Tower for 23 years,” the […]

Six months after the Grenfell Tower fire, Labour’s Emma Dent Coad speaks out

Interview with Labour MP for Kensington & Chelsea Emma Dent Coad on developments six months after the Grenfell Tower fire. Includes video footage. First published in The Canary: It’s been six months since a fire ripped through social housing block Grenfell Tower in the West London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. And still little has […]

People Are Protesting Outside The South’s Biggest Housing Event. Ask Why [Huffington Post]

Blog Post with Huffington Post UK on why residents of Notting Hill Housing and Genesis are protesting their merger, outside a major property event in London: Hundreds of exhibitors attended from across the whole spectrum of the housing industry. Social housing, commercial property developers, housing associations and local council representatives. This makes campaigners fear the […]

Iran Hits The London Art Scene [The Iranian]

Interview with Riley Frost, founder of Contemporary and Modern Art (CAMA) – an art gallery in focused on art by Iranian artists. First published in The Iranian: The idea is relatively niche for the London art scene. A city renowned for its auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christies, some remarked in the 1980s that contemporary […]

Boris Johnson’s blunder on Nazanin is now one too many [The New Arab]

Comment piece in The New Arab after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made false remarks on Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s presence in Iran: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian dual national, who has been languishing in an Iranian jail on trumped up charges since April 2016, was brought before notorious hardline Judge Salavati in a revolutionary court on 4 November. […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s Freedom: The UK Must Put Human Rights Before Trade [The Iranian]

Op-ed on why the UK must intervene in the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. First published in The Iranian: The accusation that Nazanin is a spy has always been a ridiculous notion for her family and her employer. The UN call it arbitrary detention. But months of lobbying by her husband Richard Ratcliffe, has not so […]